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2016-2017 Turf Buy Back Grants


Turf Buy Back — Completed Project Checklist

Program information

  • $1 per square foot rebate (single-family residents can also choose to apply to for funding - this will be available starting in late August)
  • Artificial turf can be counted as "plant cover" (you may use the rebate toward a 1:1 replacement of artificial turf for grass)
  • Single-family homes - if there is a fence, hedge or wall of any type/height between the street and your project, it is ineligible. Back yards are not eligible (check with for funding)
  • Large-scale projects will be scored based on   pdf scoring criteria (371 KB)
  • Turf still must be in place at nab time of application - this means no retroactive turf removal projects will be approved
  • Applicants must provide a before and after photo for conversions
  • Rebates are considered taxable income by the IRS

Please note: Single-family homes will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Large-scale projects will NOT be evaluated in this way, here, but with the previously mentioned scoring criteria.



Single-family homes will be processed first come, first served. Large-scale projects can still apply and will be judged by pdf scoring criteria (371 KB) .

If you intend to apply, it is important that you review the following documents. 

Large-scale projects (any HOA, business or public project, regardless of square footage) 

Single-family home projects (no back yards or areas behind fence/wall/hedge/gate)


  pdf Brochure (5.73 MB)

  pdf Spanish brochure  (folleto en español) (5.96 MB)

  pdf Terms, conditions and eligibility (103 KB)

  pdf Photo guide (426 KB)

  pdf Map guide (460 KB) (large-scale projects only)

  pdf Measurement/square footage guide (721 KB)

  pdf Blank W-9 (116 KB)

  pdf Blank W-9 equivalent for foreign residents (66 KB)

Workshops & Additional Information

On Thursday, July 21 we held several workshops for customers interested in the program. To view the presentations, click below.

  pdf Landscapers that attended our workshop  (165 KB)

  pdf Mature Plant List (492 KB)

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2015-2016 Turf Buy Back Grants

If you are finished with your project, please click here to fill out the 'Project Complete' checklist.  You will also need to submit your receipts and a completed W-9 form before we can issue your check.